Bergin Correctional Institution – Connecticut

Know someone in prison at Bergin Correctional Institution?  Bergin Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the state prison system in Connecticut.  This site will tell you info about everything related to Bergin Correctional Institution such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Bergin Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1989
Type: male
State: Connecticut
County: Tolland
DOC: Connecticut Department of Correction
Security Level: Level 2
Warden Name: Monica Rinaldi

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Bergin Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone at Bergin Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the physical location of Bergin Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send a letter or package to an inmate so that you properly write the address, and do the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Bergin Correctional Institution
251 Middle Turnpike 
Storrs CT, 6268

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Bergin Correctional Institution
251 Middle Turnpike 
Storrs CT, ‘06268

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (860) 487-2712
Fax: (860) 487-2764

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Bergin Correctional Institution.

Bergin Correctional Institution
251 Middle Turnpike 
Storrs CT, ‘06268

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call your inmate, but, there are cases when it might be useful to know the telephone number to Bergin Correctional Institution.
(860) 487-2712

Bergin Correctional Institution inmates are able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to have the fax number to Bergin Correctional Institution.

(860) 487-2764

Email Address

This is the primary email for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 603
Total Staff: 218

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Bergin Correctional Institution you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general mail. Incoming general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or monitor problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Bergin Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Bergin Correctional Institution
251 Middle Turnpike 
Storrs CT, 6268

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money in the postal service and will have to send funds to this address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate info but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to different prison facilities throughout Connecticut, so sometimes you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an Bergin Correctional Institution inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Connecticut state prisons: Connecticut State Prisons

Connecticut Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Bergin Correctional Institution, you must know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Connecticut state prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies get changed regularly. The policies listed here could be changed by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Bergin Correctional Institution’s website to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, read the official Bergin Correctional Institution site as this information is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Bergin Correctional Institution records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Bergin Correctional Institution death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Section about Connecticut parole process will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about getting released from Bergin Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Bergin Correctional Institution to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Bergin Correctional Institution coming soon.

Photos

A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Bergin Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Bergin Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Bergin Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to: Bergin Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Bergin Correctional Institution Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Bergin Correctional Institution coming soon.

History

Bergin Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Bergin Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Connecticut State Prisons: Connecticut State Prisons

Bergin Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Bergin Correctional Institution Website
Bergin Correctional Institution Jobs

Connecticut Department of Correction Links

Connecticut Department of Correction Main Website
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Directory
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Map
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Jobs
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Inmate Search
Connecticut Department of Correction Most Wanted

Connecticut Department of Correction Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Connecticut State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Connecticut State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Connecticut State Prison Inmates
Connecticut State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Bergin Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Bergin Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Bergin Correctional Institution, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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